Legendary Philanthropist Award Open House

On Saturday, Nov. 16, a combination of community members and local organizations were honored and celebrated at the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation Legendary Philanthropist awards open house. This event was held at the new River Valley Campus in Lancaster and honors individuals who exhibit a deep commitment and heartfelt dedication to philanthropy.

The FMC Foundation commended award recipients for their selfless nature, proven record of exceptional generosity and a general spirit of philanthropy. Among those honored as Legendary Philanthropists were the Fairfield Union Volleyball Program, Legendary Community Member; South Central Power Co., Legendary Corporate Partner; Dr. Andrew Dagg-Murry, Legendary Physician; Chad Cupp, Legendary Employee; Eric Brandt and Dr. Kerri Benjamin-Brandt, Legendary Individuals; for their acts of kindness and motivation to make a difference in the lives of others.

The final recognition was the Sandy Maholm Award. Sandy’s daughter Stacey Johnson and son Jim Maholm were on hand to help present the award in memory of their mother’s philanthropic spirit. The Sandy Maholm Award honors those who have served and continue to serve, not only Fairfield Medical Center and the FMC Foundation, but our community as a whole. The late Dr. Henry Hood, who had a spirit of compassion and love for Fairfield County, was awarded this great honor. His wife Eleanor Hood accepted the award on his behalf.

“On behalf of all of us at the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude and congratulations to this year’s Legendary Philanthropist Award, and Sandy Maholm Award, recipients,” said Tracy Kelly, Executive Director of the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation. “Each year FMC’s patient-care programs receive inspiring support from throughout our service area. However, these award recipients go above-and-beyond, reminding us of the lasting good we can accomplish when we give from our hearts, supporting compassionate medical care for the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Thank you to everyone who attended and celebrated these individuals whom have made a positive impact on the hospital we love and have contributed to an overall healthier community. If you are interested in learning more about the award ceremony, please visit the display in the main entrance of Fairfield Medical Center. This display will be available for viewing until the end of November to highlight and honor each award recipients’ achievements.

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Pictured left to right: Chad Cupp, Devon Marshall, David and Dr. Andrew Dagg-Murry, Morgan Hartman, Eleanor Hood, Katherine Qualls, Lilliana Young, Braidyn Reed, Assistant Coach Audrey Miller, Brittany Devall, Jeff Campbell


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